Elton John, renowned English singer, says he feels disappointed at Disney’s remake of ‘The Lion King’, adding that it fell below expectations.


The songwriter, pianist, and composer gave his two cents on the movie in a chat with the British GQ.

During the interview, the 72-year-old music star, who composed the songs for the original 1994 score, said that he is not happy with the new soundtrack.

“The new version of The Lion King was a huge disappointment to me, because I believe they messed the music up. Music was so much a part of the original and the music in the current film didn’t have the same impact. ‘The magic and joy were lost,” he said.


Elton also lamented that the new soundtrack “fell out of the charts,” adding that he wished he had featured in the production of the new version.

“I wish I’d been invited to the party more, but the creative vision for the film and its music was different this time around and I wasn’t really welcomed or treated with the same level of respect. That makes me extremely sad,” he added.

Elton’s recent comments are the latest of the mixed reviews trailing the release of the film, which is a live-action remake of the original, with Donald Glover, Beyonce, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner and John Oliver lending their voices.


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